- Platform: Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
2 LEARNING PRODUCTS IN 1!
The Transparent Language Premium Edition is a full language course with a lesson plan designed to develop your conversational fluency in a new language. This easy-to-use immersion course enables learners to take basic vocabulary and quickly progress to more advanced comprehension and use. Grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening and conversation practice are emphasised through text, videos and stories.
To REALLY learn a language, just do TWO things…
The Transparent Language Premium Edition combines the two methods needed to achieve language proficiency. This interactive self-study program delivers both vocabulary and real language in natural context. It offers a simple and engaging multimedia learning environment, providing guidance yet leaving you in control to learn at your own pace.
1. Master critical vocabulary - acquire over 1,000 words and phrases with Byki - a fun, rapid learning system.
2. Use REAL language in natural context - explore comprehensive lessons, real immersion videos and stories in your new language that will guide you to speaking confidently.
Uncomplicated Learning Environment
Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced computer user, you'll find Transparent Premium Edition a breeze to use. The main program screen is modelled after a book for ease of use. The book interface provides easy-to-follow chapters and pages for lessons to help you find your way around.
Learn and Never Forget
Transparent Premium Edition automatically records your learned material and reminds you of older items that may need to be refreshed or studied again. Plus, you can use the built-in tests and online quizzes to test your knowledge at any time. By doing so, you will take your language knowledge from your short-term memory to your long-term memory in the quickest possible time.
Build your vocabulary base using a proven flash card method with the integrated Byki learning engine. Experts agree that the most important part of learning a language is rapidly building a foundation of word and phrase knowledge. Byki is the fastest, most direct path to that goal - it "hacks" into your memory and fills it with foreign words and phrases.
The Rapid Way to Master Vocabulary
This flash card program can help you learn more than 1,000 words and phrases to build your vocabulary base.
Next, take the vocabulary you have learned and apply it to the lessons in the Transparent Language System. In that program, you can improve your listening, reading, grammar and speaking skills. You can do the lessons in the recommended order or, if you prefer, jump around to customise your learning experience.
Now use your new vocabulary to build your reading and listening skills.
Develop your written and verbal skills with a full course including lesson plans to develop your conversational skills. Native language texts, videos and stories immerse you in the native language helping you to communicate without having to think about it - just like you do in English.
Practise speaking your chosen language by participating in conversational role-plays and realistic dialogues. Record your voice and then play back the conversation (a microphone is required). Then perfect your pronunciation by comparing it to a native speaker. You'll be able to build exceptional listening and speaking skills through Conversation practice.
As you progress through Premium's lessons you'll find yourself communicating in your chosen language without having to think about it - just like you do in English!
Learn on the go! The Premium Edition comes with dozens of Byki Pod MP3 files ready for you to use. Listen to these files on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, or any other MP3 player. Now you can practise your favourite language wherever you are.
Have Fun and Speak Confidently
After practising with Byki and the Transparent Language System, have some fun with activities and games, including Crosswords, Dictation, Plug-n-Play and Vocabulous.
About Transparent Language
Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. Since 1991, Transparent Language has helped millions of individuals learn new languages quickly, easily, and effectively. More than 12,000 schools and universities, as well as top government language schools, use their products. Working with distinguished language acquisition experts and thousands of native speakers around the world, Transparent Language is committed to producing language learning solutions of the highest quality at affordable prices.
Language titles in the Premium Edition range include: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
PC: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) / Vista / Windows 7
Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or higher with Safari
1.8 GB processor
4GB Hard Drive Space
Direct X compatible Video and Sound (onboard or add on)